La Casaccia 2004 Poggeto Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese ($10.99)
This is a clear, cherry-red wine, rather light in color. Its delicate scent mingles dried fruit and pleasant medicinal herbs in an overall effect that's somewht reminiscent of Campari. Flavors reflect the nose, light-bodied and crisp, red fruit and mouth-watering acidity that lingers with a citric snap. Light but appealing, good with food. US Importer: Selected Estates of Europe Ltd., Mamaroneck, N.Y. (Mar 6, 2007)

FOOD MATCH: This tart but rather delicate wine looks for a subtle food match, and finds it in a simple vegetarian dinner of fresh oyster mushrooms in a truffle-scented Italian cheese sauce over rice.



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